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Income Tax Return Status

Provides the information on how to check ITR Status & explains probable Outputs of ITR Status

How to check ITR Status

To Check the ITR Status Requirements are:

  1. PAN
  2. Assessment year

Where can I find acknowledgement number?
After completion of filing the return, ITD (Income Tax Department) sends an eMail with ITR-V attachment that includes a 15 digit acknowledgement number. Also, if you eFile with EZTax.in, you may get the same from Dashboard after clicking on the eFiled Service.

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According to above image tax payers have to enter PAN number & Acknowledgement Number.

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Probable ITR Status of a Tax Payer may come across

  1. Submitted and pending for e-verification: This status is shown when you have filed the ITR but either have not e-verified it or have manually verified it and sent the acknowledgement to the department but the same has not been received by the department yet.
  2. Successfully e-verified: If the status of your return shows the status as successfully e-verified, it means that you have submitted and duly verified your return. But the ITR has not been processed yet.
  3. Processed: If the status of your return shows ‘processed’, it means that the return is successfully processed by the department without any discrepancies.
  4. Defective: The status of an ITR shows ‘defective’ if it hasn’t been filed in accordance with provisions of the law. “If your return is found defective then you will receive a notice of defective return under section 139(9) asking you to rectify the defect within 15 days from the date of receiving notice. If you don’t respond to a defective return then ITR shall be treated as invalid,” .
  5. Case transferred to Assessing Officer: ‘Case transferred to AO’ means the Centralized Processing Centre of the Income Tax Department has transferred the ITR to the jurisdictional assessing officer to process it.
If your ITR processed please check the Refund status here

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